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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

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What type of dogs are best for outdoor activities? I want a dog that can go on hikes with me. My family has 2 but they both are small dogs the can't go on long walks.
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The north knows only one king and his name is stark
I myself am a man of the north. And one must earn the respect of their dire wolves before they decide to become your comrades
My nigga.
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>tfw apartment because of student
>tfw it'll take 4 years to finish shit up, mov eto a house and get a caucasian sheperd.
Why live
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What mushrooms are you hunting?

Best mushrooms?

Are morels white?

Is Death Cap the dindu of mushrooms?

Muscaria posters BTFO
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>the whole culture of hunter/gatherer

This for me as well. I feel like I'm walking in shoes of my ancestors. Eating them is also a bonus.

Looks like this to me. Alfie finds these in his ep 12 of camp aesthetics.
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It is the season, and the best one i have ever seen. Here in the southern US it has been absurdly wet. My only complaint is that it rained enough to splash up dirt on them last week.

Gathered these yesterday afternoon after catching a mess of 3 pound largemouths.
>tfw south american
>Tfw there isn't much info on eadible mushrooms
>tfw no research in the area

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I'll be doing a week long backtracking/camping trip in the Arabian Peninsula. So a new campsite each night, somewhere in the desert.

Does anyone have any advice for camping in arid conditions? Any gear recommendations or things to prepare for?

I'd appreciate anything you've got.
pack water, other than that we kind of need to know what you have. Also, night might get freezing cold, depending on where you are, so prepare for that
Pack sandpegs!!!!

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Does /out/ into boats?
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I am my happiest self when driving/ paddling/steering a boat.

I never was much for dream cars but I've had a dream boat since I was 16. I actually saw it in person once. Pic related.
I heard about it, but never looked too much into it. Thought it would be a bit hard to find someone else who's scheduled would coincide with mine, not to mention I doubt there are many people keen on taking on novices.Though seeing how little chance there is I'll come into enough money to get my own ship I guess it's probably my best shot.
>in the water at their house
That's the thing. Only way I would really want a boat is if I lived on the water. Or if I dropped good money on a boat, I would move somewhere with water access in my backyard. It just doesn't make sense otherwise because the transport, loading everything up, preparation, and launching it all take up so much time where if you want to take the boat or skis out, it has to be an all-day ordeal.

I mentioned this in the Chicago thread, living up there you really only have a few weekends a year with weather nice enough to be on the water. And then you have to hope that you actually have the time on a couple of those weekends to get the boat out and spend an entire day doing all of that shit. If you have the boat docked in your backyard, it's actually possible to get out on the water for 2 hours on a Wednesday after work.
That's a pretty comfy boat.

I definitely agree with that. That's one reason I went the shitboat route, it's not something I have to spend a great deal of time protecting, it is what it is.

~30 min impromptu sunset cruises are the best.

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Going for a backpacking trip just for one night. Willing to pack water but mostly want to keep it light. What works well and what doesn't?
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sawyer filters are all you need. drank from outdoor water sources for 6 months straight with one, never felt sick ever.
>6 months
Oh boy. I've been drinking pure water from the source for over 40 years and have never had any issues.
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Pleb, i was three days under water and still thirsty.
What do mosquitoes have to do with water filters?
A small, coiled Copper tube and a steel bottle is hardly heavy.

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My fiancee and I just moved to Montana, problem is is that she's from Florida and can't handle weather under 70 degrees. What kind of warm weather wear would you guys recommend? Winter is coming up and we'd like to hike some trails in the snow, nothing too crazy though.
Good light weight base layer is a start, keeping moisture off your skin important. Then maybe a fleece or wool sweater, then something for wind and rain like a shell. Learn to layer, de-layer before you start to sweat, get acclimated to the cold. More you "fight" the cold it will get to you faster so learn to relax. Foot powder isn't just for your feet (helps keep the base layer do it's job). Make sure she is eating and drinking plenty of water, it will keep you warm.
Tell yer girl to harden the fuck up.
>can't handle weather under 70 degrees
It takes on average 2-5 years for a Southern Person to adapt to Northern Climate long term. About 1-3 years for a Northern Person to adapt to Southern Climate. Basically the time it takes for they distribution and types of body fats to grow/shrink in an individual and their endocrine system to adapt.


Be prepared to be used as a heat blanket for the foreseeable future. EXTRA COLD FEET ATTACKS IMMINENT.
No it doesn't.

Sounds like all those ppl are bitches. My entire family and I moved from Texas to Canada. Huge difference, shit was easy to adjust to. You mus be one of those millennial kids, can easily tell from the bitching.

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Any unorthodox tips?
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So summer. It hurts.
ha ha. pine cone. hue hue. for butt. ha ha ha oh anon you a so funny
Shitting in a river > shitting in a hole.
Yeah, make your own gear. More practical.

Hey /out/,

First time posting, usually dont venture over this way but as I come to the end of my time in the army i've begun preparations for a thru-hike of either the PCT or CDT (Havn't been sold but leaning more towards the PCT).

I know whats worked for me so far, but my camping and field experiences have usually been in supported groups and now I feel like I will probably end up doing the vast majority of the trail alone. What kind of redundancies should I invest in keeping that in mind?

I cant exactly have 5 ways to purify water, and days of extra rations weighing me down- especially since I am planning to bring a smaller pack and not spend several months with an 80lb ruck on my back for once.

Is there any gear that /out/ recommends? I have a fair amount of snugpak stuff which has supplemented my TA-50 quite nicely when I want to. (Which includes my planned shelter- a stratosphere bivy)

Any help would be appreciated.
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because it smells like shit
Just put it in the fire as you are leaving
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It is shit Austin...
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gonna have me some fun
Hard to say without knowing what you plan on taking with you and what part of the trail/time of year you'll be starting with.

But a medkit is important.

Good shoes and ways to treat injured feet is a must.

Ways to know where you're going, both physcial, like maps, compass, etc. and knowledge (you would be surprised how many people get lost, even on a trail. Sometimes you're 5 feet away from the trail and you can't even see it.) Knowing where to get supplies is also very important.

Ways to signal for help is important. "Immobilizing" injuries. like a broken foot or leg, are a very real hazard.

All non-essentials should be things that have more than one purpose/use and should be both durable and small.

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No Questions That Don’t Deserve Their Own Thread so I'm making one.

Thinking of going bush to study and get away in the Tasmanian Central Highlands Plateau. There are equipped huts all over the shop im just wondering what /out/ would bring as sustenance for about 5 days.

>pic related, the nicest hut up there.
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So you're saying that acting safely is retarded?
Will generic spray paint damage lets say, an AUS8 steel blade? I have a knife that loses its teflon finish rather quickly and I'm thinking that eventually I'll want to recoat it with several layers of spray paint. I don't have the equipment to bake industrial teflon substances for 5 hours.
Insider here, never been outside, question for you guys: How do campsites work? Do you just show up and plop your shit down in a spot that has no one in it? How do I find one that won't have many other people? Live in Phoenix.

Right now I want to get away from the people around me and go sleep on a mountain, but don't know what I'm not allowed to do.
get a little book or mechanical device called a perpetual calendar. Every day at noon, advance the dial if its not automatic.
Try to source local rock, and self-kiln clay bricks via fire or solar oven. Rock and clay DON"T DECAY. Char the bottom most timbers, also helps to protect from pests. Seal that shit with either pitch or something else.

Remember a good home has a solid and adaptable foundation.

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>Equestrian thread cause why not

I'm thinking about starting jumping lessons in 2 weeks. Is a protective vest all that necessary? I'm only really interested in a budget one, under $100. Perhaps a chinese knock off?

I'm 188lbs at 6ft and have a fairly athletic build, So far, I've yet to fall off a horse but when I do, I don't think i'd sustain the same type of blow as your average rider (A daintly 5ft 6in, 130lbs female)
>inb4 man of steel
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Some are smarter than others. The palomino that I had to have put down a few days ago could figure out how to open damn near any latch. Most aren't as smart as him though. He was like a mischievous Mr Ed.

What most horses do have is exceptional memories. IMO, donkeys are smarter though.
Horses are just as smart as dogs, I once knew a fella in El Capitan that taught his horse to bark at strangers.
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>When you're unqualified for the job but you apply anyway
I was a western rider because my parents had agribusiness/ hacienda backgrounds and i was from SoCal, havent rode in years but never wore a vest when i did
I've seen people get fucked up by cattle and horses tho, so i would reccomend you dont skimp on the vest

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Just bought this. Did i do good?

Also knife thread
>there already is a knife thread
No its dream knives
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nah bro don't listen to these brand kiddies. get a Romanian AK bayonet off amazon. Should be 10-18 dollars. Thick durable steel, clipping saw blade on lower half of spine, and wire cutters (bottle opener). Solid knife, bad ass to look at, and you'll feel like mad max
> the 65MN tool steel is inferior than Schrade's 8Cr13MoV in terms of chipping
The only way this is remotely possible is if Kershaw fucked their heat treat or Schrade has theirs treated so soft it won't chip, or hold an edge. 65mn is just the Chinese equivalent of the basic carbon steel 1060/1065 which is not in the slightest bit chippy.

Looks like shit.
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Hey guys, just lost my knife and was going to buy a new one, stuff for gen purpose and self defense
I used a S&W borderguard knife, half serated, window basher, seatbelt cutter, 4 inch blade, it was great
Only issue was that the blade didnt have a little lever on it that would let me extend the blade with my thumb
It really bothered me that i had to use both hands to open it
Any suggestions?
mfw japan knife laws make it so that thugs in japan starts fights with tiny knives like this

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Is there any hope of meeting younger people who enjoy birding? I'm in local Audubon chapter and another club but it's all old people, like 40+.
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>bringing your friends
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Implying that you have friends. You DO have friends don't you anon? Because only a complete and total hapless faggot doesn't have friends.

. "You don't pick up chicks birdwatching." old Injun saying.
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I only have girlfriends
youd have better luck in photography groups on meetup or something
Keep in mind tho that birding was popular in the film days of photography, and the trend didnt really continue into the information age
I dont bird, i collect kodachrome slides from people who were birders tho

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Fads you're sick of?
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Damage stamps mother fucker.
No. It doesn't. Steel loses its structural integrity at ~1000F
did you even read what he wrote?
Hows the sand in your vagina?
>When a supply drop actually gives you a good camo

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More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials are calling an unusually large natural disaster.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday.


that had to be a crazy way to go
santa's going to have some logistic problems this year.

Do most bolts have some universal current?... or are some strikes more powerful than others? Cause it doesn't make sense that one bolt can kill multiple living things close to the size of a human, but not kill some humans.
I'm not a scientist, but I imagine so....like with static shocks

apart from topsy, I don't think edison ever did experiments electrocuting animals to see how much juice it took to kill them
Can vegans eat these since no animals were hurt by men?

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